Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Canadia histotical directories

Canadian City and Area Directories, 1819-1899 - Ancestry.ca: "This database contains Canadian city and area directories for various years from 1819-1899. City directories generally contain an alphabetical listing of its citizens, giving the names of the heads of households, their addresses, and occupations. In addition to the alphabetical portion, a city directory may also contain a business directory, street directory, governmental directory, and listings of town officers, schools, societies, churches, post offices, and other miscellaneous matters of general and local interest.

(Toronto, ON – October 28th, 2008) In a world-first, Ancestry.ca today launched online the fully indexed Canada City and Area Directories, 1819-1899, which feature the names and addresses of more than 5.2 million people who lived in Canada during the greater part of the 19th Century.

In total, 19,764 pages of directory pages were scanned and are now available to search online.


Ancestry.ca was launched in January 2006 and has 410 million Canadian names in such collections as the 1851, 1891, 1901, 1906 and 1911 Censuses of Canada, Ontario and British Columbia vital records from as early as 1813, Quebec Vital Records (The Drouin Collection), 1621-1967, Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865 to 1935, and U.S. / Canada Border Crossings from 1895 to 1956.

*Ancestry.ca is part of the global network of Ancestry websites (wholly owned by The Generations Network, Inc.), which contains seven billion names in 26,000 historical record collections. To date more than 7.25 million family trees have been created and 700 million names and 11.5 million photographs uploaded. 5.8 million unique visitors logged on to an Ancestry website in August 2008.*

The Ancestry global network of family history websites - www.ancestry.ca in Canada, www.ancestry.co.uk in the UK, www.ancestry.com.au in Australia, www.ancestry.com in the US, www.ancestry.de in Germany, www.ancestry.it in Italy, www.ancestry.fr in France, www.ancestry.se in Sweden and www.jiapu.cn in China.



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